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2013 Mega Flood

Left Hand Canyon above Rowena, Photo credit Fred Morse
Left Hand Canyon above Rowena, Photo credit Fred Morse

The Front Range of Colorado is being tried once again, this time with flood. Boulder mountain communites affected include Gold Hill, Sunshine, Four Mile Canyon, Salina, Ward, Jamestown, Lyons, Nederland, Allenspark, Riverside, Raymond, Bar-K. We will have a lot more information available soon, but right now here are some links:

  • Please visit our Flood recovery posts to find up to date info.

  • Boulder County, along with a number of other Colorado counties has been declared a Federal Disaster area, making individuals and businesses eligible for federal disaster relief funds. You can find out more, and apply, at
  • Foothills United Way has established a Fund for the victims of this flood.  The name of the fund is the Foothills Flood Relief Fund and that money will be used for housing and human services and will ALL stay local in our communities of Boulder and Broomfield counties… just like our long term recovery fund for the fire.  Please share this URL:  or go to and follow the links to donate.  PLEASE DO SHARE THIS INFO WITH ALL OF YOUR GROUPS!
  • 2-1-1 has been activated.  If you know of anyone that has any questions about evacuation sites, routes, donations, road closures etc. they can call 2-1-1 in the Boulder area to get help.
  • If you think friends and family might be concerned about you, you can use this website, Safe & Well, to check in, or to check for someone you haven’t heard from.
  • Also for resources you can look at Help Colorado Now. Please note this is helpcoloradonow.COM, NOT .ORG. The .org site is a squatter site. Don’t use the .org site.
  • Amy Hardy is the Boulder mountain resource coordinator and she will be working with the affected communities to assess the relief needs. Contact her at 303 895 3418 or



Support our local, independent mountain businesses

Because Boulder County has said this: “Given the current status of the roads, county public safety and transportation officials are urging residents to minimize – and visitors to curtail completely – their use of mountain roads within Boulder County” The IMA is encouraging everyone who lives in the mountains–or comes up here on  business–to support… Continue Reading


We have ALL been affected by the flood, and there are community resources for all of us to utilize.  Following is a list of some you may appreciate.  Volunteers WANT to serve us, but the word has not yet dispersed as well as they would like. (I am volunteering acupuncture through Rising Tide.) Please forward… Continue Reading

Mental Health Partners has a Crisis Hotline

Mental Health Partners has a Crisis Hotline anyone can call. It’s open 24/7. They welcome calls from people feeling overwhelmed by the flood disasters. 303 447-1665 There is Brief Urgent Care available in Boulder and Longmont (Longmont starting Wednesday) absolutely FREE for anyone impacted by the disaster. You don’t have to qualify to be a… Continue Reading

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service is in the initial assessment process following the flood.

Information is needed for this assessment by Tuesday October 1. If you are a property owner/manager and your land has been affected, or you know of someone’s property who was afTfected, the following information is needed by Tuesday 10/1: Stream channel relocation or scouring along roads or near homes. Irrigation structures damaged or compromised. Debris… Continue Reading

FEMA: Disaster Help Available For Privately Owned Roads & Bridges in Boulder County

Homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged in the flood may be eligible to receive limited individual disaster assistance Boulder County, Colo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced earlier this week that homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged by the storm and its flooding… Continue Reading

Emergency Intermountain Alliance Meeting 09/24/13

The Intermountain Alliance met today with representatives of different departments of Boulder County Government. The minutes of this meeting contain a wealth of information for Boulder mountain residents recovering from the recent floods. [download id=”1921″] These minutes include reports from Jamestown, Bar-K, Ward, Nederland, Raymond/Riverside, Allenspark, Lyons, Gold Hill as to what their prioritized, unmet needs… Continue Reading

What to do with flood debris in City of Boulder and in Boulder County?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2013  2:15 p.m. Contacts: 720-564-2935 (EOC Media Line) 303-413-7730 (Call Center – Public Information) What to do with flood debris in City of Boulder and in Boulder County? CITY OF BOULDER: City of Boulder community debris collection sites will be available through Sunday. The 10 collection sites have been consolidated to two… Continue Reading

New Transportation Options for Mountain Residents

The N bus from Nederland to Boulder RTD will implement service between Nederland and Boulder effective Monday morning September 23, 2013. This service will be provided via highway 119 operating thru Black Hawk and Gilpin County. This service will be operating on Mondays-Fridays and will stop at the following locations: Boulder Transit Center (14th & Walnut),… Continue Reading

Another FEMA Disaster Support Site for Four Mile

The following is an additional confirmed Mountain Site for the FEMA Disaster Support Teams. These teams are equipped with I-pads & satellite internet to connect and register our mountain residents for Individual Assistance. Four Mile: FEMA is bringing a van to the intersection of Four Mile Canyon and Poorman Road on Sunday, September 22nd from 10 am… Continue Reading

Trash disposal

Either the Nederland or Allenspark transfer stations (green boxes) are taking trash – household and flood related – for free. Please don’t abuse this with construction debris. We don’t know at the moment how long this will last, so do it asap. Continue Reading

FEMA in Gold Hill on Saturday

The following is an additional confirmed Mountain Site for the FEMA Disaster Support Teams. These teams are equipped with I-pads & satellite internet to connect and register our mountain residents for Individual Assistance. Gold Hill: FEMA is bringing a van to the top of Horsfal (Sunshine Canyon, east of town) so that Main Street can… Continue Reading

Register for FEMA assistance

Members of a FEMA Disaster Support Team will be at the Nederland Community Center tomorrow at 2 pm to help individuals register to obtain assistance. FEMA will also be at sites in Ward, Allenspark & Gold Hill…possibly more. The Schedule location for these will be out tomorrow ASAP. Continue Reading

Assessing infrastructure damage

As of 2PM on Tuesday, 9/17/13, crews are out and about assessing infrastructure damage. Also if your structure has been marked with a sign or tape, please leave it in place, and if you’ve removed it please replace it. This is not condemning any homes just noting where rescue crews have been and what they’ve… Continue Reading

Foothill United Way Sets Up Shop in Nederland, CO.

Boulder Mountain Resources is excited to announce our new office hours in Nederland, Colorado! More and more, our rural mountain communities west of Boulder are collaborating to bring health and human service resources to those living along the Peak-to-Peak corridor.  Foothills United Way is excited to permanently support local governmental and non-profit agencies as we… Continue Reading